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Blast destroyed landmark 19th century palace in Beirut

August 10, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — The 160-year-old palace withstood two world wars, the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the French mandate and Lebanese independence. more »»

Extreme poverty rises; a generation sees a future slip away

August 10, 2020

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As a domestic worker, Amsale Hailemariam knew from the inside out the luxury villas that had grown up around her simple shelter of raw metal and plastic sheeting. more »»

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law

August 10, 2020

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai and raided the publisher's headquarters Monday in the highest-profile use yet of a new national security law Beijing imposed on... more »»

Puerto Ricans, upset at botched primary, demand answers

August 10, 2020

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans demanded answers Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centers lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called... more »»

Court record in Colombia reveals Uribe's mounting legal bind

August 10, 2020

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The frantic voice message to an inmate in Colombia’s notorious La Picota prison came days before powerful former President Álvaro Uribe was up against a court deadline to... more »»

Malaysia's ex-finance minister charged again in graft case

August 10, 2020

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former finance minister pleaded not guilty Monday to a second corruption charge related to a $1. more »»

Azar meets with Taiwan President Tsai on breakthrough visit

August 10, 2020

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. more »»

The Latest: China sees drop in new locally transmitted cases

August 10, 2020

BEIJING — New locally transmitted cases of coronavirus in China fell to just 14 over the past 24 hours, the National Health Commission reported Monday. more »»

Police break up protests after Belarus presidential vote

August 10, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Phalanxes of Belarusian police in full riot gear violently dispersed thousands of demonstrators who poured into the streets to challenge the early count from Sunday's... more »»

6 French citizens, 2 guides killed by gunmen at giraffe park

August 10, 2020

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Unidentified gunmen killed six French aid workers and two Nigerien guides who were visiting a wildlife park east of Niger’s capital early Sunday, authorities from both... more »»

Police, protesters clash after Belarus presidential vote

August 9, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus police and protesters clashed in the capital and the city of Brest Sunday night after a presidential election in which the country's longtime leader sought a sixth... more »»

6 French citizens, 2 guides killed by gunmen at giraffe park

August 9, 2020

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Unidentified gunmen killed six French aid workers and two Nigerien guides who were visiting a wildlife park east of Niger’s capital early Sunday, authorities from both... more »»

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe's alarm

August 9, 2020

ROME (AP) — With confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. more »»

Police, protesters clash after Belarus presidential vote

August 9, 2020

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus police and protesters clashed in the capital and the city of Brest on Sunday night after a presidential election in which the country's longtime leader sought a sixt... more »»

World donors demand change before money to rebuild Beirut

August 9, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — World leaders and international organizations pledged nearly $300 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Beirut in the wake of the devastating explosion, but warned on Sunday that... more »»

The Latest: Israel allows outdoor performances to resume

August 9, 2020

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says officials have agreed to allow live performances to resume. more »»

Beirut explosion bares pitfalls of sending aid to Lebanon

August 9, 2020

BEIRUT (AP) — Hospitals and schools, then shattered and bent water pipes, then the crater that once was Lebanon’s port. more »»

Storm floods Greek island, leaves 7 dead, including a baby

August 9, 2020

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Seven people, including an elderly couple and an 8-month-old baby, have been found dead as a storm hit the Greek island of Evia, authorities said Sunda. more »»

BBC says sorry for using racist term in news report

August 9, 2020

LONDON (AP) — The BBC apologized Sunday for broadcasting a racist slur in a news report, saying it was a mistake that has caused many people distress. more »»

 
 
 

 

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